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The 2012 Teen Choice Awards will be handed out Sunday night at 8 ET on Fox, and several country stars are up for the show’s signature surf board trophies.

Taylor Swift is scheduled to participate in the show, and she’s got quite a few nominations including a Choice Movie Voice nomination for her role as Audrey in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. Taylor also has a nod for Choice Country Song for “Sparks Fly” and Choice Single by a Female Artist for “Eyes Open” in addition to nominations for Choice Female Artist and Choice Female Country Artist.

Blake Shelton is up for Choice Male Artist, Choice Male Country Artist and Choice Country Song for “God Gave Me You.” Blake is pretty sure his unfiltered Twitter feed and his role as a mentor on NBC’s The Voice helped him secure these nods, but he is glad teenagers are digging his music.

“Nobody wants to be person that everybody’s grandpa listens to,” Blake says. “You want the kids to be into it, and that’s exciting to me.”

Blake adds that he’s relieved whenever a teenage fan wants to meet him and have their picture taken.  He says, “You don’t want to be at that point where they’re like, ‘No, I don’t want a picture with him.  He’s old and creepy.'”

Jason Aldean is up for Choice Male Country Artist and Choice Country Song for “Tattoos on This Town,” but he won’t be at the Teen Choice Awards if he actually wins.  Jason’s two young daughters are really impressed their dad is nominated at this particular show.

He says, “That would have been a show that I would have loved to have taken my girls out to and let them kinda be a part of it.  They would have been in heaven.”

Luke Bryan is also nominated for Choice Male Country Artist, and he’s flattered to get that recognition from his teenage fans.

“We love any time we get the Teen Choice nominations, and we’re glad of it,” Luke says.  “And they’ll grow up 10 years from now hopefully and still be fans. “


In the general categories, Eli Young Band is up for choice Music: Breakout Group and Lady Antebellum is nominated for Choice Music Group too.

Glee‘s Kevin McHale and Demi Lovato co-host the 2012 Teen Choice Awards Sunday night on Fox.

Here are the country nominees:

Choice Male Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Scotty McCreery
Blake Shelton

Choice Female Country Artist
Lauren Alaina
Miranda Lambert
Kellie Pickler
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Choice Country Song
“Tattoos on This Town,” Jason Aldean
“Crazy Girl,” Eli Young Band
“Storm Warning,” Hunter Hayes
“God Gave Me You,” Blake Shelton
“Sparks Fly,” Taylor Swift

Choice Country Group
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Thompson Square

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